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The London Dungeon
Tooley Street , London SE1 2SZ

Opening times:

10.30 - 17.00  November - March

  10.00 - 17.30   April - October

Ticket Prices:

Adult

 
  Child  

Tube:

London Bridge - Monument/Bank

Rail: London Bridge


The London Dungeons are split up into different sections: -

  • UNDER SIEGE. Here you can see the head of Mary Queen of Scots after having just had it chopped off, Ann Boleyn prior to her execution in 1536 and a display showing the Archbishop Thomas A Becket before he was murdered.
  • THE AGE OF REASON. In this part, the visitors are being sentenced to death for treason against the Crown. Some guides complain that the actors are not very good. I found them to be both entertaining and informative. If you expect Hamlet, you will obviously be disappointed, but if you are looking for a bit of light hearted fun, then give it a go.
  • THE RIVER OF DEATH. And now to the execution docks, so you can see the different methods of execution and torture i.e. boiling alive, disembowelment, flogging, burning at the stake and many more horrific ways we used to use to kill and maim people.
  • JACK THE RIPPER. Here we are shown the historic events of one of London’s most famous serial killers, who murdered 6 women around Whitechapel, five of them being prostitutes.
  • REIGN OF TERROR. In here you will see the guillotine being used from the French Revolution

The most appalling feature of this hugely successful attraction is that nearly every display is based on reality the working models of instruments of torture, the painful scenes of martyrdom(St George),of hanging, flogging, boiling alive, burning at the stake and disembowelling simply reflect the extraordinarily cruel punishment that human beings have devised and inflicted upon their agonised victims in the past.


Horrific sights that would send a chill up the spines of most sensitive adults seem to have the opposite effect on children.

Please note: The Dungeon is not recommended for those of a nervous disposition or very young children. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

 
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